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National Parks Tour in Northern Israel, 14 days

Tel Dan Nature Reserve
Tel Dan Nature Reserve

This is the tour about the National Parks, but this time we focus on North of Israel. What’s also different in this itinerary is, that I added the link to the Google Maps for each of the parks, because I know that many people simply go by themselves (and why not?).

What is the program for this tour? We will meet one of the first Homo Sapiens at Nahal Me’arot, we see the wild nature at Ein Afek, the ancient city Tel Megiddo, water, waterfalls, streams at Nahal Betzet and Nahal Kziv with castles, Crusaders, grottoes, mountains, forests, cave-fortresses, and much more.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival
Day 2 – Nahal Me’arot Nature Reserve, Mt. Carmel – Haifa
Day 3 – Ein Afek Nature Reserve, Western Galilee – Haifa
Day 4 – Tel Megiddo National Park, Jezreel Valley – Haifa/Afula
Day 5 – Nahal Betzet, Upper Galilee – Nahariyya
Day 6 – Nahal Kziv, Upper Galilee – Nahariyya
Day 7 – Rosh HaNikra, Western Galilee – Nahariyya
Day 8 – Mount Meron, Upper Galilee – Tiberias/Nahariyya
Day 9 – Nahal Ayun, Upper Galilee – Tiberias/Nahariyya
Day 10 – Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve, Upper Galilee – Tiberias
Day 11 – Tel Dan Nature Reserve, Upper Galilee – Tiberias
Day 12 – Mount Arbel, Lower Galilee – Tiberias
Day 13 – Mount Tabor, Lower Galilee – Tiberias
Day 14 – Departure

You stay at hotels at the following locations:
Day 1 – Arrival
Day 2 – Haifa
Day 3 – Haifa
Day 4 – Haifa/Afula
Day 5 – Nahariyya
Day 6 – Nahariyya
Day 7 – Nahariyya
Day 8 – Tiberias/Nahariyya
Day 9 – Tiberias/Nahariyya
Day 10 – Tiberias
Day 11 – Tiberias
Day 12 – Tiberias
Day 13 – Tiberias
Day 14 – Departure

What do you see?

  • Day 1Arrival
  • Day 2Nahal Me’arot Nature Reserve – Prehistoric human beings
  • Day 3Ein Afek Nature Reserve – Swamps
  • Day 4Tel Megiddo National Park – Ancient city-state
  • Day 5Nahal Betzet – Stream in the Upper Galilee
  • Day 6Nahal Kziv – Stream and Crusader castle, Montfort
  • Day 7Rosh HaNikra – Spectacular grottoes
  • Day 8Mount Meron – Mount Meron is the highest peak in Israel
  • Day 9Nahal Ayun – Streams, waterfalls
  • Day 10Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve – Mountain with beautiful high cliffs
  • Day 11Tel Dan Nature Reserve – Ancient northernmost city of the Kingdom of Israel
  • Day 12Mount Arbel – Mountain with deep cliffs, trails, grottoes and cave-fortress
  • Day 13Mount Tabor – Hiking around the mounting
  • Day 14Departure

Day 1 – Arrival

  • For those who are arriving in Israel, will be picked up from the airport by the guide and driver from Shalom Israel.
  • For those, who ordered the hotels, they will be driven by bus to their hotel and for this tour it means Haifa.

During the drive to your hotel, the bus will stop multiple times if the group requires so. One stop is for stretching your legs and to be fed real food and drink. That is included in the tour! So, please don’t spend your money on that.

Depending when you all arrive at your hotel, we will start this tour with a special dinner, and a special evening tour. This depends on when the group is complete on this day of arrival. But what’s for sure, you are going to meat the guides. If the group is small, you have two guides, otherwise you have four guides.


Active holidayOne word of warning. This is a tour, which focusing itself on visiting parks and reserves and that means hiking. Not extreme hiking, but you walk a lot!

Each day after the breakfast we leave (at about 9 AM) and we are back between late afternoon/ early evening (6-7 PM). Some days you might be earlier back to your hotel, in those cases special evening tours are organized for those who still have the energy.

Lunch is normally served in a restaurant. But many days this is impractical or even impossible. Instead at those days you will be offered a picnic or barbecue. Breakfast is served at the hotel and dinner is served at the hotel or restaurant.

icon day toursSnacks are available in the bus throughout the day (and one of the guides carries always something) (fruit, sweets, chocolates, etc.). Water is being delivered before and during the tour by us. We have many bottles of water for you to take. Hats we have too, because it’s likely that it’ll will be hot! And we have reserve shoes in case your will break during the tour.


Day 2 – Visit the first human a the Nahal Me’arot Nature Reserve

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Outside the cave is a model of a skeleton illustrating the burial practices of members of Natufian culture, who lived some ten thousand years ago.

Members of five prehistoric cultures inhabited the caves at Nahal Me`arot: Acheulian culture (150-200 thousand years ago), Muarian culture (100-150 thousand years ago), Mousterian culture (40-100 thousand years ago), Uriniacian culture (12-40 thousand years ago), and Natufian culture (9-12 thousand years ago). Remnants from the Natufian period were found at the mouth of Stream Cave, where a small village served as a permanent settlement. During this period, people began to hunt and gather in an organized fashion, the precursor to planting crops and domesticating animals. Art objects, such as stone carvings and strings of shells, were produced during this time.

In the spring, the reserve is awash with flowers. Signposted trails from the parking lot lead to a number of exquisite spots on the Carmel Mountain Range. At the reserve`s guidance center, visitors can purchase guidebooks and maps and perhaps ask the wardens about the hikes they would most highly recommend.

We return to our hotel in Haifa.


Day 3 – Look at the amazing and fast disappearing swamps and it’s beautiful nature at the Ein Afek Nature Reserve

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Crusaders, Water

When the water level rises in the winter, birds flock to the reserve: pelicans, cranes, pygmy cormorants, gray herons, moorhens, European coots, and black-winged stilts, to name just a few. In the winter and spring, the reserve is carpeted with flowers. A fine spot for admiring the blossoms is Tel Afek, situated on a low sandstone hill on the edge of the reserve. On the northern slope of Tel Afek is a two-story fortified building from the Crusader period, where a film about the flora and fauna in the reserve is now screened. A flour mill once operated on the lower floor of the building. The roof affords a magnificent view of the surrounding area.

In April 1991, seven buffalo were brought to the reserve from the Hula Nature Reserve and placed in a pen with electric sensors, to prevent them from wandering into the swamp. From time to time they can be seen grazing or stretching out in the specially dug pond.

The guidance center at the reserve provides information in Hebrew and Arabic to members of the general public, students, and educational institutions about the Land of Israel, ecology, wetlands, and biotopes.

We return to our hotel in Haifa.


Day 4 – Ancient city with thousands of years of history at Tel Megiddo National Park

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The site is now protected as Megiddo National Park and is a World Heritage Site.

History

Megiddo was a site of great importance in the ancient world. It guarded the western branch of a narrow pass and trade route connecting Egypt and Assyria. Because of its strategic location, Megiddo was the site of several historical battles. The site was inhabited from approximately 7000 BC to 586 BCE (the same time as the destruction of the First Israelite Temple in Jerusalem by the Babylonians, and subsequent fall of Israelite rule and exile), though the first significant remains date to the Chalcolithic period (4500-3500 BCE). Megiddo’s Early Bronze Age I (3500-3100 BCE) temple has been described by its excavators as “the most monumental single edifice so far uncovered in the EB I Levant and ranks among the largest structures of its time in the Near East.” The first wall was constructed in the Early Bronze Age II or III period. However, the town experienced a decline in the Early Bronze-Age IV period (2300-2000 BCE), but the city was somewhat revived around 2000 BCE. Following massive construction, the town reached its largest size in the Middle Bronze-Age, at 10-12 hectares. Though the city was subjugated by Thutmose III, it still prospered, and a massive and incredibly elaborate palace was constructed in the Late Bronze Age. The city was destroyed around 1150 BCE, and the area was resettled by what some scholars have identified as early Israelites, before being replaced with an unwalled Philistine town. When the Israelites captured it, though, it became an important city, before being destroyed, possibly by Aramaean raiders, and rebuilt, this time as an administrative center for Tiglath-Pileser III’s occupation of Samaria. However, its importance soon dwindled, and it was finally abandoned around 586 BCE. Since that time it has remained uninhabited, preserving ruins pre-dating 586 BCE without settlements ever disturbing them. Instead, the town of Lajjun (not to be confused with the el-Lajjun archaeological site in Jordan) was built up near to the site, but without inhabiting or disturbing its remains.
Megiddo is mentioned in Ancient Egyptian writings because one of Egypt’s mighty kings, Thutmose III, waged war upon the city in 1478 BCE. The battle is described in detail in the hieroglyphics found on the walls of his temple in Upper Egypt.
Mentioned in the Bible as “Derekh HaYam” or “Way of the Sea,” it became an important military artery of the Roman Empire and was known as the Via Maris.

Famous battles include:

  1. Battle of Megiddo (15th century BCE): fought between the armies of the Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition led by the rulers of Megiddo and Kadesh.
  2. Battle of Megiddo (609 BCE): fought between Egyptian pharaoh Necho II and the Kingdom of Judah, in which King Josiah fell.
  3. Battle of Megiddo (1918): fought during World War I between Allied troops, led by General
  4. Edmund Allenby, and the defending Ottoman army.

Kibbutz Megiddo is nearby, less than 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) to the south. Today, Megiddo Junction is on the main road connecting the center of Israel with lower Galilee and the north. It lies at the northern entrance to Wadi Ara, an important mountain pass connecting the Jezreel Valley with Israel’s coastal plain.
In 1964, during Pope Paul VI’s visit to the Holy Land, Megiddo was the site where he met with Israeli dignitaries, including Israeli President Zalman Shazar and Prime Minister Levi Eshkol.

We return to our hotel in Haifa or Afula.


Day 5 – Beautiful nature and loads of water to hike through at Nahal Betzet

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Caves, nature

The Betzet Stream runs through limestone, and is fed by the Karkara springs. The national water company pumps the water from the stream, and in 1999 the stream dried up. Water is being pumped back into the stream, but the ecosystem is being damaged by the poor quality water.
Many caves were formed in the limestone by the stream. These include the Keshet Cave and the Namir stalactite cave, both within the Betzet nature reserve. A few ancient sites can also be found within the nature reserve.
There are a number of hiking trails which run through the reserve. This trail takes you from Granot HaGalil to Moshav Ya’ara, and will take about half a day. The trail is of medium difficulty. The trail is the blue trail, marked 2206 on the trail maps.

The hike begins at the Sarakh stream, which is the main tributary to the Betzet Stream. The Sarach Stream, is named for the Sarach or ferns which adorn the creek walls. The trail passes the De’ne’ilah ruins.  The De’Ne’ilah ruins are the remains of a farm from the Roman and Byzantine periods, from the 1st-7th centuries CE.  A number of oil presses were excavated at the site.

The hike then passes the Sarakh stalactite cave; the cave is closed during the bat hibernation season in the  winter, but is otherwise open to tourists. The Sarach cave is a large karstic cave; the first 10 meters are relatively easy and a stalagmite stands in front of a wall.  If you wish to continue further into the cave, climb the carved stairs in the wall, using the handholds as you climb. At the top of the climb, the left side is closed and reserved for the bats. On the right side is a narrow and steep passage; handholds can be found on the left. This leads to a narrow tunnel where you will need to crawl. This leads to an exit at the top of the cave; head back down to the stream with care.

After the cave, the Sarakh stream leads into the Betzet Stream. A pool of water amongst oleanders signals the Karkara springs. The pumped-in water runs from here until a large pool, which used to overflow with water.
Continue on the trail, past the turn to the Keshet Cave and the turn to Kibbutz Eilon and the Mekorot water pumping station.
The trail leads past the Karkara ruins, a Byzantine period settlement with a restored oil press, and continues on leading to Moshav Ya’ara.

We return to our hotel in Nahariyya.


Day 6 – Between the amazing nature and water and forests you see the ruins and castle of the old Crusaders at Nahal Kziv

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640px-Nahal_KzivMost of the stream is part of a nature reserve that bears its name, and includes the Montfort Castle and other Crusader-period ruins. A stone carving of a man, 1.78 m high can be found near where the Abirim stream empties into Nahal Kziv. The carving is thought to date from the Hellenistic period.
Flora in the area includes Lilium candidum, Rubus sanguineus, Nerium oleander, Platanus orientalis, Artemisia arborescens, and Ferns. Persian fallow deer were brought to the area in 1996, as part of an effort to prevent extinction of the species. Other wildlife belonging to the nature reserve include golden jackals, wolves, wild boar, and the rare striped hyena.

We return to our hotel in Nahariyya.


Day 7 – Unbelievable beautiful grottoes hidden between breathtaking nature at Rosh HaNikra

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The Rosh HaNikra grottos are cavernous tunnels formed by sea action on the soft chalk rock. The total length is some 200 metres. They branch off in various directions with some interconnecting segments. In the past, the only access to them was from the sea and experienced divers were the only ones capable of visiting. Today a cable car takes visitors down to see the grottos. A kibbutz, also named Rosh HaNikra, is located nearby. The Israeli city Nahariya is located about 10 km (6 miles) south of Rosh HaNikra.

History
The former British Cairo-Istanbul railway tunnel photographed in 1964.
The Book of Joshua mentions “Misraphot Mayim” as a place south of Rosh HaNikra that was the border of the Israelite tribes of the time (13:6). Jewish sages referred to the cliff as “The Ladder of Tyre” (Hebrew: sullam Tzor?). The site was later renamed A-Nawakir (“the grottos”) after an Arab conquest. The present name, Rosh HaNikra, is Hebrew for the later Arabic name “Ras-an-Nakura”.
Throughout human history, Rosh HaNikra served as a passage point for trade caravans and armies between Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Egypt, and Africa. During World War II, British Commonwealth forces blasted railway tunnels through the nearby rocks for trains running along the Cairo-Istanbul line. A railway bridge was destroyed by Jewish underground fighters prior to 1948 during the Night of the bridges operation. The tunnel portal leading to Lebanon has since been sealed. Nowadays all the railways on the Lebanese side of the border have been dismantled while the Coastal Railway in Israel currently ends near Nahariya, several kilometers to the south.
Rosh Hanikra was the location where Israeli and Lebanese officials negotiated and concluded an armistice agreement in 1949 which ended the Lebanese-Israeli component of the 1948 War of Israeli Independence. A border passage across the Blue Line into Lebanon at the site is sometimes used by UNIFIL personnel.

Nature reserves and national park

The area around Rosh HaNikra includes a number of nature reserves:

  • The Rosh HaNikra islands – 311 dunams declared in 1965
    The Rosh HaNikra reserve – 500 dunams declared in 1969, and an additional 765 dunams in 1996.
    Rosh HaNikra beach – 230 dunams, declared in 2003
  • The Rosh HaNikra national park also has jurisdiction of 220 dunams in the area.

Cable car
The Rosh HaNikra cable car is a cable car serving tourists wishing to visit the grottoes The Cable car is situated very close to the Lebanese border. The site is popular with tourists, and is one of the facilities available for tourists in Kibbutz Rosh HaNikra. The cable car was manufactured by Austrian manufacturer Doppelmayr Garaventa Group, and claims to be the steepest cable car in the world, ascending at a gradient of 60 degrees. Due to its lower base station being located on the sea, the cable car is occasionally affected by stormy weather.

We return to our hotel in Nahariyya.


Day 8 – The highest peak in Israel at Mount Meron

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Mount Meron is a mountain in Israel. It has special significance in Jewish religious tradition and parts of it have been declared a nature reserve.
At 1,208 metres (3,963 ft) above sea level, Mount Meron is the highest peak in Israel, though many peaks in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights are higher.
In 1965, an 84000-dunam nature reserve was declared. An additional 1199 dunams were declared part of the reserve in 2005. It is the highest reserve in Israel, at an altitude of 1208 meters above sea level, and the largest reserve in the north of the country.

Religious significance
The village of Meron and the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai are on Mount Meron. Leading up to the anniversary of his death on Lag B’Omer, thousands of people camp out along the slopes near the tomb, and on Lag B’Omer itself, hundreds of thousands make pilgrimages to celebrate the occasion.

Hiking paths
The mountain has a strong undergrowth and it cannot be walked up from every direction. The main path starts at the north west side of the Meron village. There is a gate next to the road, with a color-marked path of about 10 km. There is also a path on the west side of the mountain.

We return to our hotel in Tiberias or Nahariyya.


Day 9 – Waterfalls, streams and all of that between the forests, mountains at Nahal Ayun

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Nature Reserve Eshed Fall

Differences in elevation form waterfalls in the streams course. During the rainy winter months, the water-flow is strongest. During the summer months, water is diverted, closer to the stream’s sources, for crop irrigation. These falls were declared a nature reserve, and include:

  1. Ayun waterfall, 9.2 m
  2. Tahana waterfall (=flourmill), 21 m
  3. Eshed waterfall, with two steps, 5 m and 9 m
  4. Tanur waterfall, 30 m

We return to our hotel in Tiberias or Nahariyya.


Day 10 – The most amazing cliffs to watch the whole northern Israel at the Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve

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Mount-ArbelThere are four villages on the mountain: Kfar Zeitim, Arbel, Kfar Hittim, and Mitzpa. The peak, at 181 metres above sea level (380 metres above the surrounding area), dominates the surroundings (much of the area is below sea level) and from the lookout atop the mountain, almost all of the Galilee into the Golan Heights including Safed, Tiberias and most of the Sea of Galilee, is visible.

Nature reserve and national park
The area was declared a nature reserve in 1967, covering 1400 dunams. The national park (8509 dunams) includes most of Nahal Arbel, that begins near Eilabun and empties into the Sea of Galilee near Migdal. The reserve covers the immediate area around the cliff.
Mount Arbel from Nof Ginnosar.jpg
On the south side of the cliff, there is a gradual prolonged climb through agricultural and pasture land and from the peak there is a steep 400 meters drop. From here there are metal handholds driven into the rock to aid those who want to make the climb down to the valley below. Below that are a series of switchbacks that eventually lead to the Bedouin village of Hamaam.
Mt. Arbel, with its 110 metre vertical drop, is the only known mountain in Israel to serve as a base jumping site. A hike to the top of Mount Arbel from the south is included in the Israel National Trail, and an approach from the west is part of the Jesus Trail; the trails converge temporarily at the peak.

We return to our hotel in Tiberias.


Day 11 – Ancient city in the old Kingdom of Israel at Tel Dan Nature Reserve

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Tel Dan Nature ReserveHistory and archaeology
According to the archaeological excavations at the site, the town was originally occupied in the late Neolithic era (c 4500 BCE), although at some time in the fourth millennium BC it was abandoned, for almost 1,000 years.

Tel Dan nature reserve
Tel Dan Nature Reserve3The Tel Dan reserve was first declared on 391 dunams surrounding the tel in 1974. 90 dunams were added to the reserve in 1989. The Dan River is one of the three water sources of the Jordan River that meet in the northern part of the Hula Valley.

We return to our hotel in Tiberias.


Day 12 – Find the mountain with deep cliffs, trails, grottoes and cave-fortress at Mount Arbel

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Mount Arbel2There are four villages on the mountain: Kfar Zeitim, Arbel, Kfar Hittim, and Mitzpa. The peak, at 181 metres above sea level (380 metres above the surrounding area), dominates the surroundings (much of the area is below sea level) and from the lookout atop the mountain, almost all of the Galilee into the Golan Heights including Safed, Tiberias and most of the Sea of Galilee, is visible.

The area was declared a nature reserve in 1967, covering 1400 dunams. The national park (8509 dunams) includes most of Nahal Arbel, that begins near Eilabun and empties into the Sea of Galilee near Migdal. The reserve covers the immediate area around the cliff.
On the south side of the cliff, there is a gradual prolonged climb through agricultural and pasture land and from the peak there is a steep 400 meters drop. From here there are metal handholds driven into the rock to aid those who want to make the climb down to the valley below. Below that are a series of switchbacks that eventually lead to the Bedouin village of Hamaam.
Mt. Arbel, with its 110 metre vertical drop, is the only known mountain in Israel to serve as a base jumping site.  A hike to the top of Mount Arbel from the south is included in the Israel National Trail, and an approach from the west is part of the Jesus Trail; the trails converge temporarily at the peak.

We return to our hotel in Tiberias.


Day 13 – This is hiking around this mountain at Mount Tabor

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There are two paths: the long track, which starts from the Bedouin village Shibli, which length is about five kilometers long and a short nature track of about 2.5 kilometers at the summit.
Mount TaborThe track which surrounds the mountain passes in well-developed Mediterranean woodlands. the color marking alternates to green at the eastern part of the track. Behind the monastery its possible to see remnants from the First Jewish-Roman War. In the path there is a view of the Jezreel Valley, Mount Gilboa, Samaria mountains, Mount Carmel, the Golan Heights, Gilead, the Lower Galilee and the Upper Galilee. On days with good visibility one could also see the Mount Hermon.
Israel National Trail goes up the mountain from mount Tabor the Gazit junction and the Shibli village, surrounding the summit and descends across the Arab village of Daburiyya towards the Nazareth mountains.

Activities on Mount Tabor
In April each year, the regional council of Lower Galilee holds a 12 kilometer race around Mount Tabor in memory of Yitzhak Sadeh, the first commander of the Palmach and one of the founders of the Israel Defense Forces at the time of the State of Israel’s independence.
By obtaining a game permit issued by the Ministry of the Interior, hunting of small animals is allowed in certain designated seasons.
The churches located on the mountain allow visits at specific hours. (Modest attire required).
Approximately three quarters of the way up the mountain, a path circles it entirely and is accessible for private vehicles as well (four-wheel drive advised).
The mountain serves as one of Israel’s preferred locales for hang gliding.

Church of the Transfiguration
Between 1919 until 1924 an impressive Roman Catholic church of the Franciscan order named “Church of the Transfiguration” was built on the peak of Mount Tabor. The architect who designed the church, as well as other churches in Israel, was Antonio Barluzzi. The church was built upon the ruins of a Byzantine church from the fifth or sixth century and a Crusader church from the 12th century, which was built in honor of Tancred, Prince of Galilee. The friars of the church live next to the church in a monastery established in 1873.

The Eastern Orthodox sanctuary
Bell tower of the Eastern Orthodox monastery.
On the northeast side of the Church of the Transfiguration there is the more modest Orthodox Church which was built in 1862 with funds from Romania. The church was dedicated to Elijah the prophet and was the first religious structure built by Romanian Christians in the Holy Land.
On the northwest side of the church there is a cave named after Melchizedek the King of Salem. According to the Christian tradition, this cave was the place where Abraham met the king of Salem. The cave was known to pilgrims and Christians during the Middle Ages. With an increase in pilgrimages, the church is now open to the public (though it closes for a few hours at noon).
An All-Night Vigil is held at the Eastern Orthodox church every year on the Orthodox Feast of the Transfiguration (August 19, which is August 6 according to the Julian Calendar).

We return to our hotel in Tiberias.


Day 14 – Departure

Airplane

Airplane

Before you leave, some breakfast first. And this is honestly not some breakfast, it’s a breakfast feast!

This is the day of the departure. We bring everyone back to the point where we picked them up.

Restaurants in Tel Aviv Gallery

Here follows a gallery about restaurants in Tel Aviv. This gallery actually belongs to the article Restaurants in Tel Aviv.


Restaurants in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has loads of restaurants in all kinds, representing all areas of the Arab world, as is the rest of the world. And you know what, you can always find something for any budget. You can choose a boutique type restaurant, or you can choose a restaurant, where you have a meal for a few shekels. And then there are those restaurants, which are based on the rising crop of ‘chef restaurants’ and an ever-growing number of swanky brasseries.


Click here for the gallery about the restaurants mentioned in this article.


Natan Cohen in his restaurant. Photo by Kobi Kalmanovitz
Natan Cohen in his restaurant. Photo by Kobi Kalmanovitz

If you’re self-catering, the best fresh fruit and vegetables in town are sold at the Carmel Market. But at the same Carmel market you can find also meat. At this market there is a so called ‘back-section’, where you can buy the ‘forbidden fruit’, eh, pork meat.

Eating in Tel Aviv
Eating in Tel Aviv

Convenience supermarkets offering a good selection of products, reasonable prices and late-night hours are found all over the city. Between Sunday and Friday, many restaurants offer ‘business lunch’ deals whereby diners get a free starter, or sometimes even a starter and a glass of wine, with every main course ordered.

Tel Aviv Food I love Israeli food
Tel Aviv Food I love Israeli food

Here follows a collection of restaurants, divided into sections of Tel Aviv. Be aware, this collection covers less then one percent of the number of restaurants in Tel Aviv.


Center of Tel Aviv

Miznon (30 King George St; pittas 23-44NIS; noon-1am Sun-Thu, to 3pm Fri, from 7pm Sat) Map.
The vibe here is bustling, the prices are (very) reasonable and the staff are young, friendly and full of energy. And let’s not forget the most important thing – the food is exceptionally delicious. Huge pitas stuffed with your choice of veggies, chicken, offal or meat await, as do fish and chips or roasted spiced yam and cauliflower (yum!). You’ll need to line up to order and give your name. Then make your choice from the tahina, labneh, green chilli sauce and pickle spread, claim a seat and wait for your order to be announced. Drinks include lemonade, beer and arak.

Miznon
Miznon

Felafel Gabai (25 Bograshov St; felafel 16NIS; 10.30am-10.30pm Sun-Thu) Map.
In a city where every felafel stall claims to be the best, Gabai is a strong contender for the title. Like most stalls, its crispy balls of felafel come with as much salad, pickles and tahina sauce as you can squeeze in a pita bread. It also serves a fine shakshuka and schnitzel.

Felafel Gabai
Felafel Gabai

Sabich Frishman (42 Frishman St; sabich 18NIS; 9am-11.30pm Sun-Thu, Fri before Shabbat, Sat after Shabbat) Map.
This tiny stall specializes in sabich, an Iraqi-derived snack consisting of fried aubergine, boiled egg, cabbage, salad, potato, hummus and spicy amba (mango) sauce, all stuffed into a pita. It’s on the corner of Dizengoff and Frishman Sts – just look for the long lines and the felafel stall next door.

Sabich Frishman
Sabich Frishman

HaKosem (1 Shlomo HaMelech St; felafel from 18NIS; 10.30am-11.30pm Sun-Thu, to 3pm Fri) Map.
One of the friendliest felafel stalls in town, HaKosem (the Magician) is a popular snack stop on the corner of King George St. Aside from its trademark green, fried chickpea balls in pita, it also offers sabich, schnitzel and shwarma (meat sliced off a spit and stuffed in a pocket of pita-type bread with chopped tomatoes and garnish). If you’re lucky, you’ll get a free felafel ball straight from the pan while you queue: magic.

HaKosem
HaKosem

Gala Gelateria (30 King George St; 1/2/3 scoops 14/19/23NIS; 10am-1am) Map.
Special choices for vegans (including a chocolate concoction) plus plenty of yoghurt and fruit options make this hole-in-the-wall gelateria opposite Gan Meir Park stand out from the Tel Aviv pack. We recommend anything with pistachio, tahina or mango in it.

Gala Gelateria
Gala Gelateria

Orna and Ella (03-525 2085; http://www.ornaandella.com; 33 Sheinken St; breakfast 36-58NIS, mains 42-92NIS; 8.30am-midnight Sun-Thu, from 10am Fri & Sat) Map.
Effortlessly melding its serious gastronomic focus with a casual-chic decor and a neighborhood vibe, this restaurant-cafe is beloved of locals for good reason. Seasonal, often organic, ingredients are used to excellent effect in hearty breakfasts and refined lunches and dinners. Vegans, vegetarians and anyone who appreciates good food will be very happy here. Dine inside, or in a rear courtyard.

Orna and Ella
Orna and Ella

Brasserie M&R (03-696 7111; http://www.brasserie.co.il; 70 Ibn Gabirol St; breakfast 22-49NIS, mains 62-110NIS; 24hr) Map.
Somewhat officious maîtres d’ orchestrate the service at this hugely popular cafe-brasserie opposite Rabin Sq. The art deco–inspired interior is très Parisian, as is the menu, which includes choices such as oysters, salads, steaks and a plat du jour. There are plenty of French wines to choose from, but many diners opt for an expertly made cocktail instead.

Brasserie M&R
Brasserie M&R

Cafe Noah (93 Ahad Ha’am St; breakfast 36NIS, sandwiches 35NIS; 8am-11pm Sun-Thu, to 5pm Fri) Map.
Popular with writers, poets, pundits and other folk desperately attempting to avoid a nine-to-five job, Noah has big windows, a small library and a palm-tree-shaded terrace. The menu offers salads, sandwiches and all-day breakfasts.

Cafe Noah
Cafe Noah

Agadir Burger (www.agadir.co.il; 2 Nahalat Binyamin St; burgers from 49NIS; noon-4am Sun-Thu, to 5am Fri, to 3am Sat) Map.
Locals swear by the burgers here, which feature beef or vegetarian patties of varying sizes sizzled up with choose-your-own toppings. The perfect place to indulge a beer-and-burger craving, it’s on Nahalat Binyamin St and is always busy.

Agadir Burger
Agadir Burger

Fresh Kitchen (03-529 2687; http://www.freshkitchen.co.il; 37 Basel St; salads from 36NIS; 11.30am-midnight Sat-Thu, noon-5pm Fri) Map.
With over a dozen types of salad on the menu, this is the place to get your daily five portions of greens and then some. The menu also has a multitude of muesli, sandwiches and refreshing shakes –and it even lists the calories. There are a few branches dotted around town, including another in the city center.

Fresh Kitchen
Fresh Kitchen

Tchernihovsky 6 (03-620 8729; 5 Tchernichovsky St; mains 68-110NIS; noon-11.45pm Mon-Thu, 10am-noon Fri,10.30am-5pm Sat, 11.45am-6pm Sun) Map.
A little taste of Lisbon here in the Middle East, Tchernihovsky 6 is owned and operated by a Portuguese-Israeli chef and is known for dishes featuring octopus, pulses, meats and other Iberian favorites. There’s a street-side terrace that’s invariably packed on warm evenings. The same crew operates the Porto wine bar opposite.

Tchernihovsky 6
Tchernihovsky 6

South of Tel Aviv

Anita (crn Shabazi & Pines Sts, Neve Tzedek; 1/2/3 scoops 15/20/24NIS; 8am-midnight) Map.
Neve Tzedek’s ‘Mama of Gelato’ has a loyal local following, a fact that will immediately become apparent if you head here on a summer evening (expect a queue). Flavours are many and varied, and come in both sorbet and ice-cream styles. There’s a second branch opposite, and a third down the street that sells frozen yoghurt.

Anita
Anita

Bet Lehem Hummus (5 Florentin St, Florentin; hummus 17NIS; 10am-9pm) Map.
The free self-service tshai nana (mint tea) is a nice touch, but regulars are drawn here solely on the strength of the hummus. Choose from full (with mashed and spiced fava beans) or masabacha (with chickpeas and warm tahina) versions, and consider ordering an egg topping (2NIS).

Bet Lehem Hummus (5 Florentin St)
Bet Lehem Hummus (5 Florentin St)

Port Sa’id (Har Sinai St 5; small plates 22-52NIS, mains 34-180NIS; noon-late) Map.
The mother ship for inner-city hipsters, this restaurant-bar next to the Great Synangogue is decorated with a library of vinyl records on wooden shelves and has a coterie of heavily tattooed regulars. There’s good Middle Eastern–accented food on offer (no English menu, so you’ll need to consult with the waiters) and lots of drink choices. Get here early to score a table, and don’t expect much in terms of service.

Port Sa'id
Port Sa’id

North Abraxas (03-516 6660; 40 Lilienblum St; small plates 22-52NIS, mains 34-120NIS, pizza 54NIS; noon-midnight Sun-Thu, 1pm-midnight Fri & Sat) Map.
The food at this flamboyant place is relegated to secondary importance – here, it’s all about the vibe. Sitting at the bar and watching the chefs and waiters chop, flambée, plate, sing and down arak shots with customers is fabulous fun, and the modern Israeli menu with its pizzas, colorful vegetable dishes and flavorful slow-cooked meats will please most diners.

North Abraxas
North Abraxas

Nachmani (03-566 3331; http://noirgroup.co.il; 26 Nachmani St; pastries 12-16NIS, pizzas 46-58NIS, mains 58-134NIS; 8am-midnight Sun-Fri, from 9am Sat) Map.
A perfect example of the casual yet stylish eatery trending in Tel Aviv, this cafe-restaurant serves generous antipasto platters, piping-hot pizzas from its brick oven, handmade pasta dishes and an array of sandwiches and salads. The outdoor tables are popular between 4.30pm and 7pm on weekdays, when every alcoholic drink comes with a free focaccia or bruschetta.

Nachmani
Nachmani

Ouzeria (44 Matalon St, Florentin; mezes 35-60NIS; noon-midnight) Map.
Popular with locals of every age and style, this exuberant corner restaurant in the Levinsky Spice Market precinct is busy every night but is absolutely hopping on Friday after the market closes. It doesn’t accept bookings, so you may need to queue. Greek mezes showcase vegetables and seafood and are both tasty and well priced.

Ouzeria
Ouzeria

Ahathaan (03-560 8070; corner of Ahad Ha’am & Balfour Sts; breakfast 36-59NIS; 8am-midnight Sun-Thu, to 5.30pm Fri, 9am-midnight Sat) Map.
Shaded by an awning, lit by multicolored lights at night and inevitably full of locals, the street-side terrace at this thrift shop–chic cafe is a popular meeting point at any time of the day but is particularly busy in the morning. Inside, there are plenty of laptop-friendly tables catering to the telecommuting crowd.

Ahathaan
Ahathaan

Cafe Lucia (03-744 8088 ; 18 Balfour St; breakfast 10-46NIS, sandwiches 36-42NIS, mains 32-48NIS; 7am – midnight Sun-Thu, to Shabbat Fri, 7pm-midnight Sat ) Map.
Every neighborhood should have its own Cafe Lucia. Known for its breads and pastries (the owners also operate the Lachmanina Bakery), its shady street-side terrace is inevitably full of locals catching up over coffee and ordering from the well-priced menu, which is strong on comfort foods including sandwiches (fresh and toasted), schnitzels, pastas, meatballs and fish and chips.

Cafe Lucia
Cafe Lucia

Lulu (03-516 8793; http://www.lulucafe.co.il; 55 Shabazi St, Neve Tzedek; breakfast 38-58NIS, sandwiches 44-48NIS, mains 64-96NIS; 7.30am-11.30pm) Map.
A perfect example of Neve Tzedek’s laid-back but carefully curated style, this cafe-bar-restaurant has a vaguely arty ambience, Mediterranean menu and fashionable clientele. The food is a notch or two up the quality scale from standard cafe fare, and the indoor-outdoor seating arrangement suits all weather.

Lulu
Lulu

Meshek Barzilay (03-516 6329; http://www.meshekbarzilay.co.il; 6 Ahad Ha’am St, Neve Tzedek; breakfast 38-64NIS, mains 46-68NIS; 7am-4pm Sun, to midnight Mon-Fri, from 9am Sat) Map.
Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for in Tel Aviv, but this place goes that extra mile when it comes to making them happy. One of only two restaurants we found serving organic free-range eggs (bravo!), it has plenty of interesting Indian- and Asian-influenced dishes on its menu and some great breakfast choices. Regulars swear by the vegan farm breakfast.

Meshek Barzilay
Meshek Barzilay

Giraffe (03-685 1155; cnr Montefiore & Yavne Sts; mains 51-98NIS; noon-midnight) Map.
Robustly flavored pan-Asian dishes including dumplings, noodles and sushi rolls are served at this bustling branch of the popular local chain. The food lacks finesse, but it’s fresh and tasty. Despite being ever-busy, the friendly waiters and bar staff are always happy to have a chat. giraffe

Suzanna (03-944 3060; http://www.suzana.rest-e.co.il; 9 Shabazi St, Neve Tzedek; breakfast 49NIS, meals 55-86NIS; 10am-2am) Map.
A longstanding Neve Tzedek favorite, Suzanna offers a Middle Eastern mix of dishes. Some of these are more successful than others, so the ‘I’ll have what they’re having’ approach pays off here. Enjoy your meal during summer months on the large open courtyard in the shade of an enormous ficus tree.

Suzanna
Suzanna

Nanuchka (03-516 2254; http://nanuchka-tlv.com/; 30 Lilienblum St; mains 49-68NIS; noon-late) Map.
A vegan Georgian restaurant? Surely not. But that is indeed what Nanuchka – once a traditional Georgian eatery – has transformed itself into. We’re puzzled as to the place’s popularity, as our meals have been bland and uninteresting, but there’s a bohemian buzz about the place that may provide an explanation. The starter of seven salads (58NIS) is a safe bet.

Nanuchka
Nanuchka
Thai House
Thai House

Thai House (03-517 8568; http://www.thai-house.co.il; 8 Bograshov St; mains 42-128NIS; noon-11pm) Map.
Dedicated restaurants serving Thai food are few and far between in Tel Aviv. So if you’re craving green, yellow or red curry, try a dinner at Thai House (Beit Thailandi), a bamboo-laden restaurant on the corner of Ben Yehuda and Bograshov Sts.

Catit (03-510 7001; http://www.catit.co.il; 57 Nahalat Binyamin St; 3/4/5 courses 349/399/479NIS; 6.30-11pm Sun-Fri) Map.
Meir Adoni is generally acknowledged to be be Tel Aviv’s most exciting and accomplished chef, and this intimate restaurant is his flagship restaurant (he also operates the attached Mizlala bistro and two venues at the Carleton Hotel). The food here is spectacular – ultra-refined dishes that are wonderful to look at and even better to eat. Service is impressive, too. Vegetarians and vegans should mention their requirements when booking.

Catit
Catit

Bindella Osteria & Bar (03-650 0071; http://www.bindella.co.il; 27 Montefiore St; pasta 49-99NIS, mains 68-128NIS; 12.30pm-late) Map.
Bindella is the epitome of a modern Tuscan ristorante – elegant, with an uncompromising focus on quality food, wine and service. Our meals here have been exemplary, featuring al dente pasta, meat and fish cooked simply so as to showcase its quality, and delectable desserts. The wine list is similarly impressive, being full of premium Israeli and Italian drops.

Bindella Osteria & Bar
Bindella Osteria & Bar

Mizlala (03-566 5505; http://mizlala.co.il; 57 Nahalat Binyamin St; mains 89-169NIS; noon-midnight) Map.
Catit’s younger sibling has cheaper prices, a simpler menu and way more va-va-voom than her big sis but still showcases Meir Adoni’s refined approach to cooking. The stylish dining space with its long bar is most definitely one of the city’s places to be seen, and the menu’s Mediterranean slant is particularly pleasing. Whatever you do, don’t contemplate skipping dessert, because that’s the best of all in Tel Aviv. No, scrap that … the Middle East.

Mizlala
Mizlala

Café Noir (03-566 3018; http://noirgroup.co.il; 43 Ahad Ha’am St; brunch 34-64NIS, mains 66-128NIS; noon-midnight Sun-Wed, to 1am Thu, 8am-1am Fri, 9am-midnight Sat) Map.
This bustling French-style brasserie is known locally for two things: weekend brunches and its signature schnitzels. We’re big fans of the first but prefer to order one of the consistently excellent salads or pastas rather than the second. It’s worth paying extra for a bread basket.

Café Noir
Café Noir

Hotel Montefiore (03-564 6100; http://www.hotelmontefiore.co.il; 36 Montefiore St; burgers & sandwiches 42-46NIS, mains 62-160NIS; 7am-midnight) Map.
For a special night out, you need look no further than the Montefiore’s French-flavored restaurant. Though not quiet (the place is far too fashionable for that), it’s a favorite with glam young things out on dates and with business people sealing deals. The menu travels across Asia and Europe, the wine list is impressive and the bar is perfect for solo diners.

Hotel Montefiore
Hotel Montefiore

Dallal (03-510 9292; http://www.dallal.info; 10 Shabazi St, Neve Tzedek; breakfast 32-62NIS, mains 76-170NIS; 9am-11.30pm Sun-Fri, noon-11pm Sat ) Map.
For one of Tel Aviv’s best brunches, head here on Saturday between noon and 6pm, when the garden tables are full of locals noshing on organic egg dishes such as the roasted eggplant shakshuka with spinach, tomato coulis and goat yoghurt. Dinner in the slightly twee dining room is a more formal affair, featuring conservative French-influenced meat and fish dishes. The nearby Dallal Bakery (7 Kol Israel Haverim St, Neve Tzedek; 7am-10pm Sun-Thu, to 5pm Fri) Map. is a great spot for a simple lunch, but seating is extremely limited. If it’s full, consider ordering to go and heading to nearby Alma Beach for a picnic.

Dallal
Dallal

Tel Aviv Beach and Coast

Gelateria Siciliana (http://glideria.co.il; 110 Ben Yehuda St; 1/2/3 scoops 15/20/25NIS; noon-midnight Sun-Thu, 11amlate Fri & Sat) Map.
Most Italians will agree that the test of a good gelateria is always its pistachio gelato, which should be a soft green color and have a sweet yet nutty taste. Happily, Tel Aviv’s Gelateria Siciliana (map) passes this and other gelato-associated tests with flying colors. There’s a second branch near Rabin Sq (63 Ibn Gabirol St, map), and one in Herzliya.

Gelateria Siciliana
Gelateria Siciliana

Tamara (96 Ben Yehuda St; small/medium/large cup 22/27/32NIS; 9.30am-12.30am Sun-Fri, from 10.30am Sat) Map.
We’re going to break some bad news here: despite the spin, we suspect that frozen yoghurt isn’t particularly healthy. It’s undoubtedly delicious, though, so we’re all for damning the consequences and following the world-wide frozen-yogurt wave to this excellent place near Gordon Beach. Enjoy your cup plain or choose from a range of indulgent toppings.

Tamara
Tamara

Pinati (http://pinati.co.il/; 43 Bograshov St; hummus 20-33NIS; 10am-10pm Sun-Thu, to 4pm Fri ) Map.
Close enough to the beach that the picnic potential is obvious, this branch of Jerusalem’s favorite hummus joint sells hummus, chicken schnitzels and other fast-food favorites.

Pinati
Pinati

Benedict (www.benedict.co.il; 171 Ben Yehuda St; breakfasts 38-98NIS; 24hr) Map.
Those craving blueberry pancakes, bacon and eggs, shakshuka or eggs benedict at five in the afternoon – or, for that matter, in the morning – need go no further than this constantly crowded all-night breakfast place. Bring a big appetite: servings are huge, and come with bread. There’s another branch in Tel Aviv (29 Rothschild Blvd) and one in Herzliya.

Benedict
Benedict

Shila-Sharon Cohen’s Kitchen  (03-522 1224; http://www.shila-rest.co.il; 182 Ben Yehuda St; tapas 46-59NIS, raciones 48-79NIS, mains 74-148NIS; noon-1am Sun-Thu & Sat ) Map.
Only a castanet click or two away from the beach, Sharo Cohen’s Spanish-inspired seafood restaurant offers an array of vividly colored and robustly flavored tapas, raciones (small plates) and grilled main courses – those in the know tend to start with a few carpaccio and tartar tapas and then graze on the vegetable, fish and seafood raciones on offer.

Shila-Sharon Cohen's Kitchen
Shila-Sharon Cohen’s Kitchen

Manta Ray (03-517 4773; http://www.mantaray.co.il; southern Tel Aviv Promenade; breakfast 39-45NIS, mains 75-175NIS; 9am-11pm) Map.
It’s stylish, casual and at the beach – the perfect Tel Avivian triumvirate. On the slope directly above Alma Beach, this is the summer breakfast and lunch venue of choice for locals and tourists alike, so be sure to book (specify an outside table with a view). Try an omelette at breakfast and fish at other times of the day.

Manta Ray
Manta Ray

Herbert Samuel (03-516 6516; http://www.herbertsamuel.co.il; 6 Kaufmann St, Neve Tzedek; business lunch 88NIS, pasta 88-98NIS, mains 112-168NIS; 12.30-11.30pm) Map.
Home turf for Master Chef Israel judge Yonatan Roshfeld, this upmarket choice offers refined Mediterranean dishes from a menu that changes daily. Surrounds are elegant, with sea views. Come for the two-course business lunch, which is available every day except Saturday and represents good value.

Herbert Samuel
Herbert Samuel

Jaffa

Ali Caravan (1 HaDolphin St; hummus portions 18NIS; 8am-3pm Sun-Fri;) Map.
If hummus is a religion, then this could well be its Mecca. This tiny restaurant near Jaffa Port offers a limited menu of three hummus choices: plain, full (with mashed and spiced fava beans) or masabacha (with chickpeas and warm tahina). It’s always busy, so you’ll probably need to queue.

Ali Caravan
Ali Caravan

Shafa Bar (Rabbi Nachman St 2, Jaffa; sandwiches 32NIS, mains 28-52NIS; 9am-late) Map.
Another hipster hangout (Jaffa is full of them), Shafa is our favorite of the flea-market cafe-bar hybrids, a place where the coffee machine and cocktail shaker get an equal workout, and where it’s possible to order everything from a simple sandwich to a crunchy Thai salad or a dude-food choice such as Irish sausages and fries.

Shafa Bar
Shafa Bar

Said Abu Elafia & Sons (7 Yefet St, Jaffa; pastries from 3NIS; 24hr) Map.
Jaffa’s first bakery was established in 1880, and four generations down the line the Abu Elafia family is busier than ever. The main attractions are its giant sambusas (filled pastries), bourekas (stuffed breads with sheep’s cheese) and a unique Arab oven-baked pizza-like concoction filled with eggs, tomato, cheese and olives. Take-out only. Members of the family run branches near Rabin Sq (73 Ibn Gabirol St) Map. and on the esplanade (center Herbert Samuel Esplanade & Yonah HaNavi St) Map.

Said Abu Elafia & Sons
Said Abu Elafia & Sons

 

Dr Shakshuka (http://shakshuka.rest.co.il; 3 Beit Eshal St, Jaffa; shakshuka 36-42NIS, couscous 42-58NIS, shwarma 48-58NIS; 8am-midnight Sun-Fri) Map.
Set in an atmospheric Ottoman-era building in the flea market, the doctor has been working his shakshuka magic since 1991 and shows no sign of giving up. The eponymous egg dish is great, of course (his secret is loads of spice, particularly paprika), but locals tend to prefer the shwarma and couscous. Dine inside or in the shaded courtyard.

Dr Shakshuka
Dr Shakshuka

Puaa (03-682 3821; http://www.puaa.co.il; 8 Rabbi Yohanan St; breakfast 38-48NIS, sandwiches 38NIS, mains 42-58NIS; 9am-1am Sun-Fri, from 10am Sat) Map.
The thrift shop–chic decor is truly authentic here – every piece of furniture and decorative knicknack is for sale. In the midst of the flea-market action, laid-back Puaa serves an all-day breakfast and is particularly busy on weekends, when the shakshuka, sabich and bundash (fried challah served with jam and halva or with sour cream and cucumber) are must-order treats.

Puaa
Puaa

El Jamila (03-550 0042; 4 Olei Zion St, Jaffa; mains 60-120NIS; noon-midnight) Map.
Traditional fish dishes from the Ajami district are on offer at this Arab-run restaurant in the flea market. The stone-walled dining space has a high ceiling and attractive tiled floor, and is a lovely place to park your shopping bags after a busy morning in the souq. Try the ta’ashima (fish fillets baked in dough and served with almond tahina).

El Jamila
El Jamila

Container (03-683 6321; http://www.container.org.il; Warehouse 2, Jaffa Port; pasta & risotto 68-118NIS, seafood mains 68-118NIS; noon-late Sun-Thu, from 10am Fri & Sat) Map.
Equal parts restaurant, late-night bar, club and art space, the port’s most popular venue serves a mix of mezes, seafood, pasta and Israeli-style brunches. Like the food, the music is fusion, with well known local DJs spinning world, dub and dance. There are live sets on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday after 10pm.

Container
Container

Kalimera Bar & Restaurant (03-682 3232; http://www.kalimera.co; Jaffa Port; mains 68-118NIS; h5pm-late Sun-Wed, noon-late Thu-Sat) Map.
With its Greek island–style decor and menu, Kalimera is the perfect choice for a laid-back summer meal. Order an array of vegetable and seafood meze dishes to share, set the kids up with something from the children’s menu and prepare to enjoy yourselves.

Kalimera Restaurant
Kalimera Restaurant